Liverpool agree £19m sale of Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth

Liverpool have agreed the £19million sale of striker Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth.

The England Under-21s frontman is expected to pen a long-term contract with the Cherries after the two clubs thrashed out a deal.

Solanke had looked set to join Crystal Palace on loan earlier this week but that move collapsed with the Eagles citing concerns over his fitness.

The 21-year-old had been hampered by a muscle injury in recent weeks but is close to returning to action.

Bournemouth beat off competition from the likes of Brighton and Huddersfield Town. The ECHO understands that the initial fee is £19million and that could rise with add-ons.

That represents a shrewd piece of business by Reds sporting director Michael Edwards who negotiated the deal.

Solanke scored just once in 27 appearances for Liverpool and has failed to appear at all for Jurgen Klopp‘s side so far this season.

Liverpool signed Solanke from Chelsea after his contract expired in the summer of 2017.

As he was under 24, the Londoners were due compensation. Liverpool valued Solanke at around £3million with Chelsea demanding £10million

Talks dragged on throughout last season before the two clubs agreed an undisclosed compromise fee to avoid it going to a tribunal.

Solanke will be joined at Bournemouth by Nathaniel Clyne, who is moving to the South Coast on loan for the rest of the season.